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Students will discuss conflicts that eventually led to the Civil War, e.g., the Compromise of 1850, the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the 1860 election., ,
Students will discuss the secession of southern states and the beginning of the Civil War. They will study the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863., , , , , ,
Students will continue their study of the Civil War. They will discuss some battles of the war and the role of women as nurses, seamstresses and sometimes as soldiers and spies., , , ,
Students will examine Lincoln’s plan to reunite the North and South and read about his assassination in 1865. They will learn about the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments., , , , ,
Students will discuss Tennessee in the Civil War, including secession and the roles of Sam Davis, Matthew Fontaine Maury and other Tennesseans., , , ,
Students will study Lincoln’s role in important events of the U.S. Students will learn about Lincoln’s assassination and what his death meant to the country., , , , , , , , ,
Students will examine life in Tennessee after the Civil War, including the Jubilee Singers, Yellow Fever epidemics and important industries., , , ,
Students will learn about the challenges the U.S. faced after the Civil War. They will examine various viewpoints on how to rebuild the post-war U.S., , , , , , ,
Students will discuss the difficulties faced by African Americans after the war and will learn about Johnson’s view of uniting the nation., , ,
Students will define Manifest Destiny as the United States’ goal after the Civil War. They will learn about industrialism in the South and will define tenant farmers and sharecroppers., , , , , , , ,
Students will study the Industrial Revolution, the Transcontinental Railroad and monopolies created by such new advancements. They will learn about technologies that improved the rail system.
Students learn about the revolutions that changed life in America and will study some of the people who advanced industrialization in the U.S., ,
Students will study the appeal of wealth and land in promoting westward expansion. They will also study the organization of farmers in response to industrialization., ,
Students will learn about the hardships immigrants faced and discuss the contributions of immigrants to American culture. They will also learn about Ellis Island and cities where groups of immigrants settled., ,
Students will examine the presidencies from Lincoln through Cleveland. They will define the terms of the Square Deal and learn about agencies created by Roosevelt., , ,
Students will be introduced to the Progressive Party, its beliefs and its major leaders. and will study the efforts of Roosevelt, Taft and Wilson to protect the right of freedom in the U.S., ,
Students will define the differences between urban, suburban and rural. Students will learn about the rise of cities in America., ,
Students will learn about the U.S. and imperialism. They will study the conflict with Spain during the late nineteenth century.
Students will learn about the U.S. relationship with China after the Spanish-American War and will study American influence in the South Pacific and Asia.
Students will learn more about U.S. expansion, the Russo-Japanese War and the conflict with Mexico.
Students will study WWI, including the Triple Alliance and the sinking of the Lusitania. Students will learn how the U.S. helped end the war., ,
Students will be introduced to events of the Roaring ‘20s, including Prohibition, the advent of Henry Ford’s automobile and entertainment at the movies, in jazz halls and on the radio.,
Students will learn about important events and people in Tennessee, including the advent of blues and country music, the Centennial Exposition, Ida B. Wells and others., , , , ,
Students will study factors of the U.S. economic system, including the stock market, inflation, supply and demand, profit and loss, and Gross Domestic Product.,
Students will learn about the Great Depression, President Roosevelt and his New Deal., , ,
Students will discuss the European Theater of World War II, including the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler and the U.S. alliance with Britain and France., , , , ,
Students will study the Pacific Theater of WWII, including the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the use of the atomic bomb that ended the war., , , ,
Students will learn about major changes in Tennessee around the time of WWII, including the designation of Smoky Mountain National Park, women in the workplace, and the TVA., ,
Students will learn about tension between the Soviet Union and non-communist countries. They will discuss baby boomers, the advent of television and life in the U.S. in the early ‘50s., , , , ,
Students will be introduced to the Atomic Age, its problems and promises, and the effect it had on American culture.,
Students will learn about President Truman, the Fair Deal and the Korean War., , , ,
Students will discuss prosperity in the ‘50s under President Eisenhower. They will study major events such as segregation and the Civil Rights Act.
Students will study President Kennedy, the Bay of Pigs, President Johnson, the Civil Rights Act, Medicare and Medicaid, and the Economic Opportunity Act., ,
Students will examine life in the ‘60s in Tennessee, including changes in music, tent cities, sit-ins and the integration of Clinton High School., , , ,
Students will study the U.S. space program, including Neil Armstrong and the moon landing and other achievements., ,
Students will learn about the U.S.’s role in defending freedom in the world during the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War and the War on Terrorism., , , , , , ,
Students will discuss what it means to be a hero and learn about Operation Enduring Freedom. They will study the heroes of 9/11, including police, fire, medical and rescue squad members, and many others.
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